1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Anyone Can Back Up This Trailer
The Westboro, Wis., manufacturer's 15-ft. long steel trailer features a pair of 8-in. caster wheels on back. A spring-loaded pin that serves as a lock on front is double-actuating so when the trailer tongue is locked in place, its rear wheels are unlocked to caster and vice versa.
To use, you simply lock the pin, which keeps the trailer perpendicular to the tow vehicle, and back up with the wheels castering. In transport, you unlock the tongue, which locks the caster wheels so it trails like a conventional trailer.
You'll need a double ball receiver hitch on your pickup in order for the locking device to operate while backing up.
It features a 1,680-lb. bearing per wheel. The design will be incorporated into different-sized trailers for towing ATV's, utility vehicles, lawn tractors, boats and personal watercraft.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Edens Enterprises, P.O. Box 141, Westboro, Wis. 54490 (ph 715 427-5880 or 767-5225).
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